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IBM Mobile Hackathon at Mobile World Congress
Monday, February 25, 2013 from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM (CET)
Eager to get your hands on IBM Worklight and develop a cool hybrid app while at Mobile World Congress?
Join IBM Mobile (@IBMMobile) and host Ajit Jaokar (@AjitJaokar) for a mobile app hackathon on Monday, February 25th from 3-5pm in Hall 8, Theatre D. Ajit brings his wealth of expertise and enthusiasm to this hackathon combining his background from research, academia and technology.
This hackathon presents a unique opportunity to interact with IBM Worklight experts, and experiment with advanced capabilities of the IBM Worklight mobile application development platform. Use push notifications, geo location, hybrid capabilities and other mobile services to build compelling apps with rich user experience.
Afterward, we encourage you to stay from 5-7pm for IBM's technical conference to learn about our latest announcements and capabilities in the mobile space including testing, dev ops, analytics, management and security. The session will end with Ajit showing off your apps to the hundreds of attendees in attendance.
Register today to take part in this exciting opportunity*. Then, we'll be in touch with further instructions & training before you arrive on-site in Barcelona.
We'll Supply: Food to keep you motivated and caffeine to keep you awake! We'll also give you a brief tutorial of Worklight beforehand and Worklight SMEs will be on-site to help you navigate the interface and perhaps even fix some of your code errors so that you have something presentable to show at the end of the day!
You'll Supply: Your laptop preloaded with Worklight (via the link below) and your knowledge to build a show-worthy app in 2 hours.
Get started now with IBM Worklight:
[*-Participants must be registered for and planning to attend Mobile World Congress. Conference passes and travel expenses are not included.]
Ajit Jaokar is the founder of the London based research company futuretext which specializes in identifying and researching cross-domain technology trends. In 2009, Ajit was nominated to the World Economic Forum’s ‘Future of the Internet’ council. In 2011, he was nominated to the World Smart Capital program(Amsterdam).
Ajit moderates/chairs Oxford University’s Next generation mobile applications panel and conducts courses at Oxford in the next generation Telecoms trends. In 2012, he was nominated to the board of Connected Liverpool – Resilient Liverpool programs – based in the city of Liverpool for their Smart city vision. His consulting activities include working with companies to define value propositions across the ‘converged stack’ .
Ajit has worked with a range of commercial and government organizations including in strategic and visionary roles Since May 2005, he has founded and run the OpenGardens blog which is widely respected in the mobile/telecoms industry.
Ajit has spoken at many conferences which include MobileWorld Congress (4 times) ,CTIA, CEBIT , Web20 expo ;Java One; European Parliament; Capitol Hill, Stanford University; MIT Sloan; Fraunhofer FOKUS ; University of St. Gallen (Switzerland) Ajit follows and studies white space networks as part of his PhD work. Ajit lives in London, UK and is a British citizen.
Connect with IBM Mobile at Mobile World Congress
Attend the IBM Mobile Conference
Monday, 25 February
15:00 – 19:00
Hall 8.0 Theatre District, Theatre D
Join us at our half-day conference to learn how organizations can rapidly turn every interaction into an opportunity to drive return on engagement and investment. IBM will show how combining deep industry expertise with mobile, analytics, cloud, social, and security technologies can help enterprises capture new markets, efficiently extend their businesses to mobile employees, customers and partners and maintain the integrity of their assets. Learn more: www.mobileworldcongress.com/ibm
Talk with IBM Mobile experts in the App Planet Hall
IBM Mobile will feature key offerings across the mobile portfolio at the IBM booth in Hall 8.1. Come and interact with mobile subject matter experts, hear about the innovative capabilities your customers can utilize, and see demonstrations of new capabilities from IBM that can help your customers take the next steps to making mobile integral to their enterprise. Hands-on demos of IBM mobile capabilities will be highlighted at the booth and mobile subject matter experts will be on-site to discuss IBM's strategy and breadth of capabilities in the mobile space.
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IBM Mobile enables organizations to rapidly turn every interaction into an opportunity to drive return on engagement and investment because only IBM can combine deep industry expertise with mobile, analytics, cloud, social, and security technologies to help enterprises capture new markets, efficiently extend their businesses to mobile employees, customers and partners and maintain the integrity of their assets.
IBM Worklight provides an open, comprehensive and advanced mobile application platform for smartphones and tablets, helping organizations of all sizes to efficiently develop, connect, run and manage HTML5, hybrid and native applications. Leveraging standards-based technologies and tools, the platform ships with a comprehensive development environment, mobile-optimized middleware, and an integrated management, and analytics console, supported by a variety of security mechanisms.
IBM Worklight enables the creation of rich, cross-platform apps without the use of code translation, proprietary interpreters or unpopular scripting languages, while reducing the time to market, cost and complexity of development and enabling a better user experiences across a variety of mobile devices.